Music is food for the soul. I fully support this statement. People choose and listen to different genres of music and, mainly, it depends on individual tastes. As for me, I choose music that matches my mood. All genres are equally good for me.
In my understanding, classical music is associated with age-old music written by outstanding composers, such as Mozart or Bach. Their music has become eternal, as it was used in operas, ballets and on many other occasions in tens and hundreds of years. My parents took me to the opera one or two times, and I must say I liked it. At first such music was not easily perceived, but gradually it became more understandable and meaningful. Classical music can have several definitions.
First of all, this term refers to music created for various concerts. For centuries, such music was supported by the church and the government. Secondly, every ancient civilization had its own classical music, whether it be Chinese or Indian. And the most common way to use the term “classical music” appeared in the late 18th century. It was associated with the names of three brilliant European composers: Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn. Nowadays people go to concerts of classical music in order to find inner harmony and spend a measured evening. For professional musicians it is also a chance to come in contact with a beautiful melody.